To Dispel the Misery of the World

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“For anyone yearning to lead a saner and more altruistic life in these troubling times, the practice of lojong, or ‘training the mind’ in compassion, is a simply priceless tool.”—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


Whispered Teachings of the Bodhisattvas

Ga Rabjampa Rigpa Translations

“Offered here is the pith advice on mind training according to the great vehicle. This is the path followed by all the buddhas and their children of the past, present, and future, the most profound instruction of the oral lineage, and the quintessence of the ocean of all the excellent teachings.”—Ga Rabjampa

This short book contains a wealth of advice for those wanting to become more fully human. When we are disconnected from others we flounder; only by recognizing the profound interdependence of all beings do we flourish and grow. The famous Seven-Point Mind Training, in just a few pages of one-line instructions, provides direct and powerful advice for breaking through the chronic barriers that separate us from those around us. It is easy to see why it is one of the most cherished texts in all of Tibetan Buddhism.

Ga Rabjampa, an influential master of the fifteenth century, here uses the Seven-Point Mind Training as the basis for illuminating the essential teachings on Buddhism, giving special attention to the practices of giving and taking (tonglen) and of transforming adversity into opportunities for spiritual growth.

Learn more about Ga Rabjampa at the Treasury of Lives.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9781614290049
  • ebook
  • 224 pages
  • $12.99
  • ISBN 9781614290186
about the author
To Dispel the Misery of the World

Ga Rabjampa (1397–1470) founded Tharlam Monastery—the monastery of Gatön Ngawang Lekpa and Dezhung Rinpoche—in 1436.

To Dispel the Misery of the World

Rigpa Translations is a group of modern-day lotsawas working under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche and the mentorship of senior editor Patrick Gaffney to translate important teachings from Tibetan into English and other languages. To learn more, visit

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